How do I explain these sleeves?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by fuzzylizzie, Apr 25, 2004.

  1. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Trade Member

    They are attached at the shoulder, but not at the sides and bottom of the armhole.

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    My best guess for the age of the dress is 46 -47ish, right, or no?

  2. bigchief

    bigchief Alumni

    Very interesting Lizzie - don't think I've ever seen anything quite like them. Off the top of my head I'd say they're some kind of flutter sleeves - I mean they would flutter a little, wouldn't they? Built-in air conditioning! Hopefully someone more sleeve savvy will know the name for them, if there is one.

    Rayon crepe? It's very pretty. I'd guess it is 40's, but can't be more specific.


  3. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    Yes, unusual. Capelet sleeve?
  4. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Trade Member

    Hmmm. That's a dropped shoulder yoke with a batwing sleeves. Usually batwings are attached all around, so that open underarm is an interesting variation.

    I agree with later 40s, but you can sure see where the 80s found it's inspiration, can't you?


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